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Sep 15, 2014/05:13 PM

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

This post was submitted by Lyla June Johnston. An amalgam of words, written and sung, Lyla reveals the power and beauty we each possess, just as we are.  Song: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World I remember sitting on the floor of my room with some magazine designed to market products to teenage girls. I eagerly flipped the pages hoping …


Sep 10, 2014/04:38 PM

Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

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Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

With rapid and continued human population growth, we’re faced with many new challenges. Joe Breskin offers a creative, open source solution to concerns around the production and distribution of food, through his unique design for a greenhouse that is not only high in productivity, but energy efficient and low cost. Dahr Jamail reports on Breskin’s greenhouse and newfound issue of …


Aug 9, 2014/11:37 PM

Three Quotes to Let the World be Whole

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Three Quotes to Let the World be Whole

The 2014 summer is coming to an end and with it so is my Summer Fellowship at Generation Waking Up. An enlightening summer it’s been; I’ve had the chance to experience two different GenUp leadership trainings and interact with countless folks living out their deep, social work passions! With a renewed consciousness and fearless drive to make change, I have …


Jul 14, 2014/03:07 PM

Home: A Thriving Mission and Where You Fit In

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Home: A Thriving Mission and Where You Fit In

Home is a place to rest your head at night, to ready yourself for the next day. Home is where you can feel safe and comfortable, a place of refuge. It’s where families grow and tend to each other. Shelter is an integral part to our lives and allows us to function properly. It’s disturbing to think that many people …


Dec 18, 2013/01:29 PM

Seeking Interns and Fellows for 2014!

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Seeking Interns and Fellows for 2014!

Generation Waking Up is on the lookout for highly creative, smart, motivated, and skilled Interns and Fellows to join our team in 2014! GenUp is a global campaign empowering a generation of young people that is waking up, standing up, and taking action with allies of every generation, helping to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life …


Dec 18, 2013/01:17 PM

Kick Off the New Year with Generation Waking Up!

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Kick Off the New Year with Generation Waking Up!

The new year and spring semester are almost here and Generation Waking Up is excited to jump-start student engagement on a campus near you! Help us ignite the next generation by hosting a GenUp program at your college, university, high school, or community organization. You can also forward this information to schools, teachers, and students to help spread the word. …


Dec 18, 2013/01:10 PM

Get more connected with GenUp social media!

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Get more connected with GenUp social media!

Connect with GenUp on Facebook and Twitter if you haven’t already, and invite your friends to link up too!  We’re working to strengthen our Social Media networks so we can continue to share timely and inspiring events, resources, and stories. www.facebook.com/generationwakingup  |  Like & share! www.twitter.com/genup  |  Follow & share! If you’re interested in helping contribute to GenUp’s social media …


Dec 18, 2013/12:59 PM

GenUp Holiday Party 2013!

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GenUp Holiday Party 2013!

GenUp wrapped up 2013 with our holiday party last Friday! Sixty community members, artists, activists, and friends both new and old joined us in our new space at Impact Hub Oakland for a night of fun and celebration. Joshua, Cherine, and Barbara kicked off the night with a short taster of the WakeUp. The rest of the party was spent …


Dec 18, 2013/12:24 PM

GenUp Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

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GenUp Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

In mid-October, GenUp hosted its first Midwestern training at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The training was facilitated by Barbara Jefferson and Adam Rosendahl, with the generous sponsorship of the Marianist Society, the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of Charity, and Awakening the Dreamer Cincinnati. Twenty-four young leaders came to the training from many places in or near Ohio, bringing …


Dec 12, 2013/06:48 PM

WakeUpdate December 2013!

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WakeUpdate December 2013!

As the holiday season approaches and 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months! WAKEUPS Together, we have now reached over 4,000 young people, with over 89 WakeUps worldwide so far in 2013. These are just a few highlights: …